Karen Handel is a Republican running for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District. On Thursday, she and her neighbors received threatening notes containing a white powdery substance. Police shut down her neighborhood. So far as I know, the substance has not yet been identified.
FOX5 received a similar package.
“When a loner crank attacks a black church, after posing with a Confederate emblem, dozens of historic war memorials must be ripped down. When an irreligious wife-beater and voyeur shoots up a strip mall that contains an abortion clinic, the whole pro-life movement is suspect. However, when a leftist or a Muslim kills those who don’t share his views, we’re supposed to blot that out of our minds. That would ‘politicize’ a tragedy,” writes John Zmirak.
“It infuriated leftists to lose the crucial election of 2016. That vote was meant to cement their control over the Supreme Court for our lifetime. To withdraw from the voters’ hands control over abortion, marriage, religious liberty, gun rights, and even free political speech. To complete the transformation of the U.S. military into a social-justice agency. (One that expels Christian officers and funds sex change operations.) To open wide the borders and continue replacing the American people with a more left-friendly electorate. And the left came achingly close … so close that some cannot stand it. …
“There is a small, contemptible fringe of racists, anti-government anarchists, and other disaffected people we could put on the political right who do trade in such violent rhetoric. The ‘militia’ movement of the 1990s was its high point. Timothy McVeigh was its terrorist. You can still find websites that dismiss our democracy as a ‘Zionist Occupational Government.’ A few Alt-Right cranks still peddle such unhinged theories.
“What you can’t find are Hollywood actors espousing such loathsome views, unpunished. No city or state governments will offer ‘sanctuary’ to people who break the law for reasons like that. No elite arts companies will sponsor live productions of Julius Caesar that climax with Barack Obama getting lynched. Thank God for that, of course. I am glad that the right has not climbed down into the same sewer as the left.
“Because when it does, things get even uglier. Far worse than you’d imagine. In Spain on July 13, 1936, a conservative member of the Spanish parliament, Calvo Sotelo, was murdered in cold blood by leftists. It was the last straw in a wave of escalating political violence, much of which had targeted churches. It sparked the Spanish Civil War.
“We don’t want to go there. Let’s pray that we don’t.”
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